Vanessa Méndez, makeup artist has created the trippiest half-face zombie makeup for Halloween 2018. Her style is ideal for those of us who aren’t feeling the idea of slipping into an unflattering custom this year. Vanessa shows us how to combine creepy zombie look but still look glamorous and sexy.
Vanessa’s YouTube video: “Zombie of the Opera half Face Halloween makeup 2018” has taken the world by storm. In her video, her main makeup used is iNtense – Pressed 8-color Palate – Earth by Mehron Makeup.
Here is the low down from her video, so you can wear this look this Halloween or even to a your next zombie mosh party, (if that even is a thing).
1. Trace half of your face for the zombie section using a brown pencil liner. This is the section of your face that you are going to transform into a zombie.
2. Vanessa begins with concealing her brows, using a glue stick to push them upwards, allowing the layers to dry before regluing. With each layer of glue she sets it with white finishing powder so it will look invisible under your base. Once all of your brows are concealed, use a sponge to fill in your previous section with pale white face paint.
3. Using fine tipped eyeliner brush and a little bit of black face paint, start to draw the face of a skull which includes outlining your eye socket, cheekbones, mouth, teeth and jawline. If you need a reference watch her video.
4. Using a blending brush, blend in the lines while the paint is still wet, so the lines don’t look so rigid. Then using the same brush, use the reddish earth shadow to shade in the inner part of your eye socket.
5. Use an eyeliner brush to create a 3D effect, by creating shadows. This is done by building layers of thin paint on top of each other to create contours and highlights. Use black-greyish paint for areas that you want to deepen or recess and white paint for areas that you want to pop out.
6. Using a fine tipped eyeliner brush and your black paint, return your definition of the black lines around the section of the zombie part, smudging the paint in so it looks blurry. Touch any parts of your face that need added definition.
7. Using a smudger brush and some brown shadow, smudge the shadow into the outline of your zombie face into your natural look. Blend the edges so it looks natural.
8. Create a glamorous look on the natural side of your face; use your favorite evening-out look for a dramatic eye. If you can handle it, put on fake eye lashes and load on the shimmery eye shadow and mascara. Once you have finished applying your makeup, use your fine eyeliner brush to dry in cracked lines on your normal-looking part of your face.
Vanessa has created quite an impressive Instagram account with thousands of tips and hints on how get the most out of your makeup artist. Even showing you how to contour your face to find those flaws that you hats, such puffy eyes. Check the following link: @beautyinthe_shadows
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